Monday, July 30, 2012

Turning Into Home

We're home, and home is a whole new world.  While the girls and I were being spoiled by grandparents, daddy was home busting his ass on completely revamping our upstairs (and drinking beer and watching late night TV).  In the month we were gone, he made our one bedroom, one bathroom living space into a two bedroom, two bathroom HOUSE!

When I went upstairs to check it out I was in awe of what I was seeing - it was nothing like I had pictured it would be.  Drew and I spent many late night hours pouring over house plans, reworking, rethinking, digging in heals, compromising, running numbers, making spreadsheets, ordering materials - I was involved in every square foot of planning.  What I wasn't involved in was visualizing anything because, well, I'm incapable!  I imagined our upstairs turning into tiny rooms, a bathroom you couldn't stand up in, a landlocked house boat of sorts.

Instead, here is how we'll live:

Built in hallway storage galore,

a bedroom for the girls (and a place for all of their girlhood accoutrements),

a tub for baths to replace our kitchen sink ritual, a shower with a view, and no more going downstairs to pee in the middle of the night,

and our very own bedroom.

I'll keep you posted as this project progresses, unless we devour each other from living in our 200 square foot guest cottage before it is all wrapped up.

This was the best homecoming I could have dreamed of (but not visualized).

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